Clippings.me: a Portfolio Site for Writers, Freelancers and Journalists

I recently found a portfolio website that I think is an excellent option for writers and freelancers--especially journalists. (All opinions are my own.) My Clippings.me page can be found at https://www.clippings.me/eleonor. As a writer, I've experienced pain trying to build an online presence to share my work. It became time consuming to scan and lay-up (in … Continue reading Clippings.me: a Portfolio Site for Writers, Freelancers and Journalists

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The Cultural Social Media Rat Race Isn’t Everything

I have people ask me why I don't update my profile pictures or post pictures of myself on social media. Sometimes it feels like being invited to a party and being reminded that I never show up. This says a lot about the world we live in today: people today are "oversharers,"  misleaders, and misdirected. … Continue reading The Cultural Social Media Rat Race Isn’t Everything

Say, “Yes.”

From time to time, I enjoy exploring the vast collection of questions on Quora written by people around the world. There, you'll find out that people have secrets, cousins aren't always just cousins, and ghosts might be real, but most important, Quora will teach you that everyone wants something. We're tethered together by a common … Continue reading Say, “Yes.”

Eleanor?

Is the name "Eleanor" making a comeback, or is it just me? Growing up, I was always the only Eleanor; the kid with an "old lady" and tragically old-fashioned name who grew up to be a woman with a "severe" sounding name. True, it doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, forcing an abrupt stop with … Continue reading Eleanor?

Living on Oahu, Hawaii and I Don’t Like the Beach

Since I've moved to Hawaii  I always seem to get the same, "Do you love it there? I bet it's amazing!" reaction. And  it's usually from friends/family that have scrolled through their Instagram or Pinterest feeds and see nothing but glamorous, Photoshopped pictures of palm trees and aqua water.  When all you see are those types of pictures, how can … Continue reading Living on Oahu, Hawaii and I Don’t Like the Beach